More concerts

Apart from the Concerts at Kings and Easter at King's series, King's hosts a number of concerts, mostly during term time. These concerts include those organised by the King's College Music Society (KCMS). 

Mary of Egypt

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 7.30pm
The Chapel
Mary in Egypt poster

The prostitute of Alexandria, Mary, is cast into the wilderness for spiritual contemplation. In the arid desert, Mary and Zossima, a holy man, find in each other a kind of spiritual ecstasy.

The simplicity of Tavener's music starkly contrasts with the theology of the desert fathers in all its searing compassion, now staged in the majestic surroundings of King's Chapel, Cambridge.

The UK premiere of the chamber scoring, the performances will be part of the 70th birthday celebrations, also falling on the year anniversary of his death.

  • John Tavener: Mary of Egypt

Libretto: Mother Thekla, Abbess at Normanby

Mary (Soprano) - Camilla Seale
Zossima (Bass) - Nick Doig
The Voice (Alto) - Susie Self
Accompanied by Chorus and Orchestra

Directors - Theodora Tavener and Gareth Mattey
Musical Director - Philip Barrett
Production & Design - Phoebe Hill and Emily Newton

Tickets: £18 (£10 concessions), available from The Shop at King's, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SP (01223 769340).

Funded by Cambridge University Opera Society.

Mary of Egypt

Thursday 30 October 2014, 7.30pm
The Chapel

(See above for details.)

Mary of Egypt

Friday 31 October 2014, 7.30pm
The Chapel

(See above for details.)

Secret Theatres: the Music of Harrison Birtwistle (lunchtime concert)

Saturday 8 November 2014, 12.30pm
The Chapel
Harrison Birtwistle
  • Richard Causton: De Profundis (world première)
  • Harrison: Birtwistle Bogenstrich
  • Jae-Moon Lee: Tangram (world première)
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata op. 102

Anssi Karttunen, cello
Nicolas Hodges, piano

Tickets prices £18, £12, £6 (students £5), available from ADC Ticketing.

This is part of a series of concerts to celebrate Harrison Birtwistle's 80th year. The concerts were organised by composer and King's Fellow Richard Causton.

Evensong at 5.30pm in the Chapel on this day will include a motet from Birtwistle’s The Last Supper.

Secret Theatres: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Saturday 8 November 2014, 7.30pm
The Chapel
Harrison Birtwistle
  • Harrison Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Harrison Birtwistle: Fantasia on All the Notes
  • Alexander Goehr: Between the Lines
  • Patrick Brennan: New Work (world première)
  • Richard Causton: Chamber Symphony
  • Harrison Birtwistle: Silbury Air

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Oliver Knussen, conductor

Tickets £24, £18, £12, Students £5, available from ADC Ticketing.

This is part of a series of concerts to celebrate Harrison Birtwistle's 80th year. The concerts were organised by composer and King's Fellow Richard Causton.

Evensong at 5.30pm in the Chapel on this day will include a motet from Birtwistle’s The Last Supper.

Howard Shelley conducts Dvořák and Brahms

Saturday 17 January 2015, 8.00pm
The Chapel
Howard Shelley
  • Dvořák: Symphony No.8
  • Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Howard Shelley, conductor
Elinor Rolfe Johnson, soprano
Jonathan Sells, bass
Tim Brown, chorus-master

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Members of CUMS Symphony Orchestra
The Choirs of Clare, Gonville & Caius, Jesus and Selwyn Colleges
Members of CUMS Chorus and Cambridge University Chamber Choir

Tickets £35, £30, £20 (students: £4 reduction and £5 on the door, subject to availability), from ADC Ticketing (01223 300085).

CUMS Chorus performs Vaughan Williams

Friday 6 March 2015, 9.30am
The Chapel
Duncan Rock

Duncan Rock
Photo: Paul Mitchell

  • Vaughan Williams: Sea Symphony

Jane Irwin, soprano
Duncan Rock, baritone

East Anglia Chamber Orchestra
CUMS Chorus
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Tickets £30, £20, £15 (students: £4 reduction of above prices and £5 on the door, subject to availability), from ADC Ticketing (01223 300085).

Mahler Symphony No.2 for Organ

Saturday 25 April 2015, 6.30pm
The Chapel
CUMS Chorus
  • Mahler arr. David Briggs : Organ Symphony No.2

David Briggs, organ
Rachel Bowden, soprano Phillipa Thomas, mezzo-soprano
CUMS Chorus
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Free admission, retiring collection

CUMS May Week Concert with The Bach Choir

Saturday 13 June 2015, 8.00pm
The Chapel
Sam Furness

Sam Furness
Photo: Maximilian Van London

  • Verdi: Requiem

Philippa Boyle, soprano
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano
Sam Furness, tenor
Andrew Greenan, bass

CUMS Symphony Orchestra
CUMS Chorus
Members of The Bach Choir
David Hill, conductor

Tickets £38, £30, £20 (students: £4 reduction or £5 on the door, subject to availability), from ADC Ticketing (01223 300085).

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